198 pages | 23 B/W Illus.
Robert Wilson is an American–European director who is also a performer, installation artist, writer, designer of light and much more besides – a crossover polymath who dissolves both generic and geographical boundaries and is a precursor of globalisation in the arts. This second edition of Robert Wilson combines:
As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today’s student.
List of figures
Becoming Robert Wilson
Dance plays, silent operas and words
Art and politics: the 1960s and after
Wilson after Einstein
A workshop method
Elements and principles
Itinerary and reception
Einstein on the Beach: a landmark
Structure and form
Breakdown of the work
4. POST SCRIPTUM OF 2017: PUSHKIN’S FAIRY TALES
Style and 'camp'
Display and cultural evocation
5. PRACTICAL EXERCISES
Composing a silent play
Sound and music
Working with texts
A short glossary of terms
Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:
As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.